The final phase of a €3 million investment in Oakpark Foods, in Cahir, has been launched by local Minister tom Hayes.
Oakpark Foods is a leading supplier of bacon and pork products to supermarkets in Ireland and the UK. The company also exports to Scandinavia and is currently planning to export to mainland Europe. Exports now represent 46% of sales and the factory currently has 85 full time employees. Employment has doubled in the past two years and a further 10 people will be taken on for the Christmas campaign.
Oakpark has grown its business substantially over the past few years and has invested €3 million in state of the art technology and IT systems. The final phase of the €3 million investment - a new computerised Traceability system - was officially launched recently. The new Traceability system designed by DATOS Professional Solutions is based on best available science and will facilitate the continuing growth of Oakpark Foods, particularly in export markets. Oakpark has BRC accreditation and is a member of the Bord Bia Pigmeat Quality Assurance Scheme (MPQAS).